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. it has been an emotional day for fans and family and friends of chuck brown. thousands pack to the washington convention center for today oppose the memorial. it was anything but a funeral. sam ford is live at the convention center to tell us how he got them wound up one more time. >> a day of great music funny stories, hilarious jokes, and general good feeling about a man named jack brown. he died may 16. -- named chuck brown. you can see it the way the fans turned out today. they came to party for chuck. they wound down the street and around the convention center waiting to get in and they were ready. same story inside. >> why me up, chuck. >> with the casket up front somewhere between 10,000 people and 12,000 people packed the convention center. >> it is one big party. >> musicians perform comedians kept one-liners coming. >> when can i get some more of that? >> he said let me get marion barry on the phone real quick. >>barry was a celebrity hero himself. -- celebrity here himself. his daughter said this is how he wanted it. >> one thing he did not when you do was crying.
e to his publicist who has represented chalk brown for many years. they issued a statement saying chuck brown died of multiple organ failure and baltimore. he was a local legend, a person well loved in the community. a person we spoke with a number of times. ♪ >> he was the godfather of go-go and an icon that drew a crowd wherever he went. we saw him last summer in chinatown. >> they said you are not from the see if you have not heard from chuck brown or been to a concert. i am 25. my whole family drop on chuck. >> d.c. loved him. heat had a concert with the national symphony orchestra. >> i never thought i would be playing at the conference room, let alone with the symphony orchestra. i have played in some beautiful places all over the world. nothing like home. klutzy always talked about how he grew up shining shoes in northwest. he went to prison where with the cigarettes he paid a ban to make him a guitar. chuck brown was 75. on behalf of the city, and maynard gray issued a statement announcing his profound sadness. the family is grateful for the outpouring of love and suppor
of the single engine piper survived. the pilot and passenger were killed. >> an emotional sendoff for brown. the ceremony is continuing into the evening. there was an all day doing. some big names in d.c. politics and music lovers. the theater has been filled with fans of the late entertainer. >> for many of his fans, chuck brown was such a source of pride and so they are here in droves to remember him at the howard theatre. they started lining up at 6:00 a.m. to pay their respects to an icon. michael berry said he was first in line. >> the picture i wanted to do prior to his passing but once he passed i was moved to jump on it right away. >> chuck brown created his music here called and dc claimed it as its home town music and chuck brown as its legend. whenever he moved around the city, he was mobbed by his fans. >> i love taking pictures and signing autographs. there was a time that the only people who took pictures of me was the police. >> he is the source of city pride. >> i am a native washingtonian. >> he is a legend from dc >> the crowd interrupted as another dc legend came to pay
with making a false statement. it involves the candidate who verbally abused during the debates. brown started telling reporters that howard brooks paid him to be on the attack. this comes one day after thomas gore, in another of his campaign aides, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice for destroying a notebook of payments made to brown. mayor gray, it is a rough welcome home with a residence looking at his man howard brooks who is in trouble. >> he is covering up for the mir. i think so. i think the mayor is involved. >> howard brooks is expected to plead guilty for lying to the fbi. it is believed to be brooks who wore a wire and trapped thomas gore who pleaded guilty yesterday. in the past gray said he did not know anything about it. today he said he would not comment. brown issued a statement saying mayor barry should resign immediately if not sooner. >> thank you. we have more on this story. we will keep you updated on the latest scandal on our web site wjla.com. >> a nationally recognized tae kwan doe instructor is charged. he runs a martial arts school. a former student accused him
facilities are just too big. a total of 28,000 people will lose their jobs. >> chuck brown is being remembered fondly by fans across washington, d.c. tonight. thousands are flocking to go spots like the howard theater. fans are strolling along seventh street now known as a shock brown street to view a make shift tomorrow. -- chuck brown street to view a makeshift memorial. >> it is the most anticipated stock sale of the year. how much will facebook shares cost after tomorrow? >> metro still wants to hear from you. >> we are flying with the blue angels. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] for our families... our neighbors... and our communities... america's berage companies have created a wide range of new choices. developing smaller portion sizes and more low- & no-calorie beverages... adding clear calorie labels so you know exactly what you're choosing... and in schools, replacing full-calorie soft drinks with lower-calorie options. with more choices and fewer calories, america's beverage companies are delivering. >> demand is strong fo
of the campaign instructed staffers to keep brown's campaign and a tax alive with thousands of dollars of money orders and cash. in court howard brooks pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi when first questioned about the activity. the mayor's declining comment on any -- declined to count on any aspect of the case today. >> i remember on several occasions people were saying he must be getting paid for this. >> brown began making accusations that seemed to be proven true. the public is looking at the mayor. >> it is hard to believe that somehow the mayor is not aware of what was going on. >> i have been here for 20 years, and not much has changed. >> according to the hearing gray's people gave them as much as $15,000 at one time. once he forwarded a money order to buy cogeico. we would not be surprised to see somebody else coming down here soon and pleading guilty. sam ford, abc 7 news. >> you can read more about today's hearing and the other parts of the campaign scandal right now on wjla.com. >> another gaffe by city councilman marion barry. he said this during an apology. >> the irish, italian,
to the disabled list. the club had to recall brown from syracuse. he could be out for a couple of months. there is a region -- reason roger federer is known as a tennis great. if he wins, he could become the first 30-year-old man to win a grand slam tournament in about a decade. interesting. game one of the eastern conference finals is tonight at 8:30. the miami heat hosts the boston celtics. >> it looks like summer has begun. >> and another 90-degree day on the way tomorrow. we have a cool down on the way. thunderstorms develop late tomorrow afternoon and into the overnight hours. >> thank you so much. >> we will see y
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to do it so be it. >> prosecutors alleged board paid brown more than $500. >> after eight years on the u.s. nuclear tory commission, his resignation will be effective upon confirmation of his successor. he reportedly had conflict with members and staffers and said his -- the time was right for him to grow. -- to go. >> facebook stock made an about- face on its second full day of trading. the stock plunged nearly 11%. the initial public offering debuted at $38 a share last friday. closings likely yippee. -- up. still ahead, a special commencement night for a town dealing with disaster. we will tell you about the presidential visit. >> a rainy day to start the week. doug will tell us when the weather will move out. >> the redskins were back on the field. a scary moment for mike shanahan. i will have reaction next in >> we continue with wellcome is from the gas station. >> the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.69, down a few pennies from last week. d.c. maryland, and virginia are all saying falling prices. some stations with prices at $3.60 a gallon. -- $3.60 a gallon. >> airlines
admitted some -- he admitted to shredding documents that linked payments to brown. >> the senate homeland's security committee has scheduled a public hearing on the topic tomorrow morning. it happened a had a president obama's trip to colombia last month. the director of the agency is expected to testify. nine secret service agents lost their job. >> red light runners racking up quite a record in alexandria. three cameras keeping an eye on traffic at all times. so far this year thousands of tickets have gone out to drivers to run the red lights. kendice gibson is live. >> when the city of alexandria and install these cameras just about a year ago they were hoping it would stop cars from running through the intersections when there is a red light. so far that has not been the case. >> 6 seconds after the traffic light turns red. there you have a common problem on this road. drivers running lights despite two cameras a block apart. they went up in august and police are alarmed by the number of people who still run the red light. >> are you thinking you can probably make it? >> you think you
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